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Written by Sofia Rhei and translated by Lawrence Schimel. Read the original in Spanish.

the scalpel has a straight edge that doesn't cut,

and a half-moon edge able to undress muscle and bone:

 

the straight line of vision

can be curved through

 

subtle

 

distractions

 

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Sofía Rhei is an experimental and speculative author who has published more than 30 books. Her fantasy books for kids include the series El joven Moriarty (Fábulas de Albión) as well as many individual titles such Olivia Shakespeare (Edelvives). Her fantasy YA novels are Flores de sombra (Alfaguara) and its sequel, Savia negra. As a poet, she has been shortlisted for the Dwarf Star and Rhysling awards. Her first novel for adults is Róndola (Minotauro), a humorous fantasy fairytale retelling.
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